In the spring of 1986, I embarked on my "6 Fingers Crossed Country T.Ore/Tour" - initially with my girlfriend of the time & violinist/lyreist Norman Yeh. We were joined for one show in Montréal by John Berndt. This was John's 1st improvising show. The tour was under the name of "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & t he booed usicians". At each gig, locals played as part of the program while I presented films & videos of mine & danced with no pants on, with ankle bells on, & with a sweatshirt with a molding of 6 breasts on it. For the "booed usic" portions I played turntables, tapes, & radios.
The 1st stop was at Tufts University, thanks to Owen O'Toole again, where I performed in a hall on one floor that was in the same building as the radio station, WMFO. Joining Norman & myself on the 2 booed usic sets were Jake Dillon (amplified electric football game) & Michael Bloom (electric guitar). All available XLR cords were run down a stairwell from the station to a microphone in the hall where I was. It wasn't very close. My 2.5 hour presentation was then broadcast live to MFO's listenership. What they actually heard was probably the VERY faint sound of me talking interspersed with the much louder booed usic playing. The 1st 4 tracks here are the entirety of that program - including my aftermath with the audience. Tim Clifford was kind enough to be the doorman. It's much to Owen's & Tim's & MFO's credit that they were willing, & even ENTHUSIASTIC, to present something so UNPOPULAR. The last track is from my very brief, & exhausted, appearance on Little Fyodor's "Under the Floorboards" program on KGNU in Boulder, CO, after my performance in one of the storage rooms & in an immersion tank at Time Out Hot Tubs after the original venue, an abandoned schoolhouse or some such was cancelled.
- December 4, 2012E.V. notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE